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Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

GENEVA: Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste. The UN agency said tougher measures were needed to rein in tobacco use, urging countries to ban smoking in the workplace and indoor public spaces, outlaw marketing of tobacco products and hike cigarette prices. "Tobacco threatens us all," WHO chief Margaret Chan said in a statement. "Tobacco…